Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An ECU student was killed early this morning when he fell from a tree and was impaled on a fence post, Greenville police reported.
The identity of the 21-year-old has not been released. Police said alcohol may have been a factor in the death.
The incident occurred about 1 a.m. in the woods behind University Manor apartments on East 10th Street, police reported.
Three friends were walking across a very large downed tree in the woods, located between the apartment complex and the Tar River to the north.
One of the three fell 6-8 feet from the tree onto a metal fence post, was impaled on the post and killed, police said.
Greenville Fire-Rescue responded and used cutting tools to remove the victim and the post from the ground.
No foul play is suspected, police reported.
The victims family is being notified.
via The Daily Reflector.